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    I'm sure I mentioned this before. I'll also admit that it proves that the word let still makes it far more menacing, intimidating and flat-out scathing.

    It's also far better emphasis on the overall vulnerability, failure and hopelessness unleashed by Mr Self Destruct when let is compared to the word made in this case.

    Mr Self Destruct

    Actual: "You let me do this to you."

    What I keep hearing: "You made me do this to you."

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    Was just listening to "The Wretched" tonight and it occurred to me that to the unseasoned listener it could sound like he's saying, "the clouds will fart and the sky cracks open..."

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    Ahead Of Ourselves

    “Knuckles dragging in the mall.”

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    Last

    Actual: "This isn't meant to last."

    What I keep hearing: "This isn't built to last."

    Every Day Is Exactly The Same

    Actual: "Sometimes I think I'm happy here."

    What I keep hearing: "Sometimes I think I'm happier."

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    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?

    I quit.

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    "dress up this Mike Dukakis just to make him look alive."

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    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.
    You've got a mishearing inside of a mishearing here. It's actually "We keep licking while the skin turns black."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.
    Better than me. I always heard that as "We can't recogni[ze] the skin turns black"

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    The Becoming

    Actual: "I don't want to listen but it's all too clear."

    What I keep hearing: "I don't want to die but it's all too clear."

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?

    I quit.
    Wait...what? *looks at lyrics on NinWiki*
    Well this changes everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?
    I want this right in your hair.

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    Why are people posting lyrics of songs NIN has covered? I legitimately thought this thread was for songs Trent wrote.
    Last edited by wight rabbit; 05-27-2019 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermine View Post
    Why are people posting lyrics of songs NIN has covered? I legitimately thought this thread was for songs Trent wrote.
    This is a fun thread, not a serious thread.

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    There IS alot of Alternative version of songs SERIOUSLY.

    Live performances usually have changes especially when with someone else.

    I still remember watching the BDO (Big Day Out) in Australia live Performance.

    "I'm okay, I'm on Crack"

    "I want it all, just to stay on track"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    This is a fun thread, not a serious thread.
    I get that, but it’s Misheard NIN Lyrics. Bringing in covers just seems like a deviation from the topic to me. I’m not trying to spoil the fun, I’m just confused. I can understand bringing in “Suck” (despite it being a cover) because Trent wrote the lyrics for it, but I saw “I’m Afraid of Americans” earlier and was like, “Uhhh...” Maybe I’m just taking the title too literally. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermine View Post
    I get that, but it’s Misheard NIN Lyrics.
    How about: Misheard lyrics in a song performed by NIN?

    It’s not about the actual lyrics or who wrote them; it’s about the listener of a performance of a song and said listener’s misconception about what they heard.

    If this was a Literary thread interpreting lyrics, I’d be right with ya. But this ain’t about that.

    When people create a thread about misheard lyrics of any song, the WRITER of those lyrics is never relevant; because the listener just RE-WROTE the lyrics by mishearing them.

    Slight drift: Performances of songs often deviate from the original lyrics, too; so the cover isn’t reliable and the listener isn’t sure WHAT the fuck they heard.

    Exhibit A:



    Drift = Off
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    Happiness In Slavery

    Actual: "He's being beat into submission."

    What I keep hearing: "He's been beaten into submission."

    Somewhat Damaged

    Actual: "So impressed with all you do."/Flew too high and burnt the wing."/"Tear a hole exquisite red."

    What I keep on hearing: "So embossed in all you do"./Flew too high and burnt a wing."/"Tear a hole exquisite rage."
    Last edited by Halo Infinity; 02-22-2020 at 12:19 AM. Reason: Crap. I have a feeling that I might've pointed these out before. My bad if I did.

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    Sometimes I hear lyrics where there aren't any. In "My Violent Heart," I always thought the weird loop at 0:39 was a whispered voice saying "fully functional", while, in "Head Down", the synth part at 3:29 sounded to me like Trent singing "none of you..." in falsetto.

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    "I am an insect"

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    Meet Your Master

    I kept hearing: "Goddamn Julian" instead of "Count down to the end".

    Until I read the lyrics I thought he was referencing a character from the ARG story, which seemed odd because he doesn't do that in any of the other songs. Turns out he hadn't in this song either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, that was actually a pretty common mondegreen around the time of release. Anyone else remember that?
    I alway thought it was 'calm down, Julian!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post

    Anyways, she was like, "God, totally. Like that last line." I nearly shat myself. I had gambled and won. I had accurately predicted the right thing to say at the moment. Unpredictably, however, I felt a little defensive of Trent. And I said, "I mean, maybe it's not so bad," and had planned to continue a defense of the line when she cut in and said, "Are you fucking kidding me? 'It's not as much fun to pick up the pizza'‽ Real badass, there, Trenty-boy. Maybe the next song will be about how delivery is much cooler."
    Fucking hell!
    Thanks, I needed that laugh.

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    I admit to always hearing something wrong in Reptile: "Oh my precious whore my disease manufactured"
    I dont know why but that's what i always hear.

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    The lyrics of "Letting You" were not meant as a literal set of instructions for the 2020 U.S. Election. We regret any confusion or apocalyptic outcome this may have caused.

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